Birthday Special: Sonu Nigam's Top 10 Songs
In a career spanning 18 years, Sonu Nigam has given us some beautiful, chart-topping songs.
Right from his first hit, Accha Sila Diya from the 1995 film Bewafa Sanam to today, the singer has enjoyed a very successful career in the film industry.
Picking 10 songs from his huge collection is a daunting task but we took a shot at it.
We celebrate his 40th birthday by picking 10 of his best, award-winning songs. Tune in.
Abhi Mujhme Kahin, Agneepath (2013)
A soulful song by Sonu Nigam, it brings tears to your eyes when you watch Hrithik Roshan meeting his younger sister after a long time, thanks to Priyanka Chopra.
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Image: Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra in Agneepath
Inn Lamhon Ke Daaman Me, Jodhaa Akbar
The chemistry between Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai is brought out very well in the song Inn Lamhon Ke Daaman Me.
Javed Akhtar's lyrics keep in mind that Jodhaa is a Hindu and Akbar is a Muslim, so Akbar's lines are in Urdu and Jodhaa's lines are in Hindi.
Sonu Nigam does full justice to A R Rahman's brilliant music.
Image: Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Jodhaa Akbar
Main Agar Kahoon, Om Shanti Om
Penned by Javed Akhtar again, Main Agar Kahoon is rendered by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Goshal.
Picturised on Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, the song makes you nostalgic and takes you back in time.
Image: Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in Om Shanti Om
Dheere Jalna, Paheli
A brilliant song by singer Sonu Nigam, composer MM Kreem and lyric writer Gulzar.
Picturised on Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji in Amol Palekar's Paheli, Dheere Jalna delicately shows the couple's first wedding night.
Image: Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji in Paheli
Tumse Milke Dil Ka, Main Hoon Na
Picturised on Shah Rukh Khan, Sushmita Sen, Zayed Khan and Amrita Rao, Tumse Milke Dil Ka is like a qawaali with a modern twist.
SRK once said this was his favourite song in the film.
Image: Shah Rukh Khan and Sushmita Sen in Main Hoon Na
Kal Ho Naa Ho, Kal Ho Naa Ho
The title track of Kal Ho Naa Ho has two versions -- one sung by Sonu Nigam and the other, a sad version, sung by Alka Yagnik, and Richa Sharma.
Sonu earned his first and only National award for this song.
Image: Shah Rukh Khan in Kal Ho Naa Ho
Picturised on Vivek Oberoi and Rani Mukerji, Sonu Nigam sings the title track of Saathiya brilliantly.
It's no wonder Rahman likes to use him repeatedly in his songs.
Image: Rani Mukerji and Vivek Oberoi in Saathiya
Suraj Hua Maddham, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Shah Rukh Khan likes to use Sonu Nigam's voice repeatedly as well.
Sonu created magic in Suraj Hua Maddham, along with Alka Yagnik. The lyrics were written by Anil Pandey and music composed by Sandesh Shandilya.
The song was picturised on the scenic locales of Egypt.
Image: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Tanhayee, Dil Chahta Hai
Tanhaayee required high pitch vocals, and Sonu Nigam passed with flying colours.
Picturised on Aamir Khan, the music were composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
Image: Aamir Khan in Dil Chahta Hai
Sandese Aate Hai, Border
No one can ever forget this song in a hurry.
Sandese Aate Hai got Sonu Nigam his first award in his career. Great lyrics by Javed Akhtar and music by Anu Malik made this one of the most patriotic songs of the decade.
Image: Suneil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Puneet Issar in Border